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    How Much Does Custom Furniture Cost? A Comprehensive Guide

    ARTICLE BY Todd Smith - Owner

    July 3, 2024

    If you’re in the process of furnishing your home or office and are finding it difficult to find a piece that’s right for you, you might have found yourself looking into custom furniture. When venturing into the realm of custom furniture, however, you may be asking yourself the question many shoppers have at this stage: How much does custom furniture cost?

    Unlike off-the-shelf furniture options where prices are fixed and available from the get-go, the cost of custom timber furniture depends on several factors, all the way from the materials chosen to the design specifications. This blog is going to outline the factors that influence the overall cost, and why choosing custom furniture might be the best choice for you.


    timber furniture materials

    The material is the foundation of any piece of furniture. While there are a range of materials available for custom pieces (wood, metal, veneer, and upholstery), timber is often the most common material used for custom pieces. Depending on the type of material chosen, there may be a higher upfront cost. For example, solid Australian hardwoods usually cost more than softwood alternatives. Sustainable materials can also tend to cost more due to the sourcing and processing requirements.

    Here at Jarrimber, we specialise in creating custom timber furniture that’s 100% Australian made and sourced. Our timber choices include Jarrah, Marri, Tasmanian Blackwood, and Tasmanian Oak.

    Design Specifications

    Design Specifications

    Depending on the complexity of your design, you may find the price jump the more intricate it gets. Complex designs require more time, and labour, as well as a higher level of skill and precision. 

    For example, a custom timber river table is bound to cost more than a standard timber table due to the epoxy resin processes. The same can be assumed if you want any specific stains or paint applied to your timber. The result, however, is a unique piece of custom-made furniture that is tailored to fit your style and space.


    quantity of the custom furniture order

    A factor that shoppers looking for their office spaces should consider is the quantity of the custom furniture order. While individual pieces are pricier, larger orders may distribute the cost of design and labour more effectively, lowering the overall price per piece. To discuss pricing in more detail for larger orders, such as group orders for office spaces, get in touch with us here.

    Labour and Quality

    quality custom furniture

    One of the major factors affecting the price of custom furniture is the quality of the piece, and the time spent to create your piece. Commissioning a custom piece of furniture is much different to buying mass-produced items from wholesalers. 

    Depending on the complexity of your piece, furniture makers will dedicate hours, and often days, to perfecting your custom piece of furniture. This is to ensure that you receive a piece that’s of higher quality than any mass-produced furniture alternatives. 

    Jarrimber is a leader when it comes to high-quality Australian-made furniture, and we pride ourselves on producing exceptional pieces of furniture for our clients, as we have done for the last 15 years.

    Jarrimber Custom Furniture

    Lesmurdie-Large-Bookcase - Jarrimber Furniture

    Choosing custom furniture is choosing to invest in your space in a meaningful way. It’s about more than aesthetics; it’s about the functionality and fit of the piece, which will often make it worth the investment.

    If you’re finding yourself in need of a custom piece of furniture for your home or office, we can help. At Jarrimber, we understand the importance of creating furniture that provides benefit not just in functionality, but also in durability and design. If you’d like to look into your custom furniture options, feel free to send us an enquiry with the following details:

    • Timber selection
    • Approximate dimensions for your space
    • Style description or reference.

    After receiving this information, our friendly staff will contact you to discuss your vision in more detail, along with providing you with an estimated quote breakdown. We will then send you a 3D rendering of your custom piece mocked up to scale before you commit to the final design.

    Are you ready to explore the possibilities of custom furniture? Contact our friendly team for a consultation, and let’s create something beautiful together.

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    Todd Smith

    Todd Smith - Owner

    I've always had a passion for Australian timbers and turning it into beautiful timber furniture. Aussies have some of the most sought-after timbers in the world and being able to work with it and bring some of this beauty to our customers is a blessing.

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